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April 8, 2020
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The Best Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those driver's ed instructors who have exceeded the minimum Virginia regulatory standard. They are those proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for results and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for driver's ed in Richmond VA Area VA, including driving instruction and behind-the-wheel training.

 
 

The TOP 10 Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA

Colonials Driving School

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(804) 288-2338
7027 Three Chopt Rd
Richmond, VA 23226

Areas Served: Richmond VA, West End, Broad Rock, Midlothian VA, East End,…
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A Better Driving School LLC

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(804) 874-5521
8545 Patterson Ave # 101
Richmond, VA 23229

Areas Served: City of Richmond VA, North Side, Cherry Gardens, Newtowne West,…
Services: driving lessons, teen driving school & adult driver’s training

A Metropolitan Driving School

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(804) 329-3298
2911 Seminary Ave
Richmond, VA 23220

Areas Served: Richmond VA, Church Hill, Woodland Heights, West End, , Midlothian…
Services: driving school for all driver’s training instruction

Friendly Driving School

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(804) 282-4236
4621 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Areas Served: City of Richmond VA, Monroe Ward, Fawnbrook, North Side, Southside,…
Services: driving school, adult driving school, teen driving school, driver’s ed

Be Safe Driving School

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(804) 675-0304
7825 Midlothian Tpke # 211
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Areas Served: Chesterfield County VA, Midlothian VA, Dale district, Bermuda district, Richmond…
Services: driving lessons, behind the wheel driving instructors, teen driving school,…

Always First Driving Academy

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(804) 515-0070
8754 Landmark Rd
Richmond, VA 23228

Areas Served: City of Richmond VA, Midlothian VA, Shockoe Hill, Hobby Hill,…
Services: driving test preparation, behind the wheel driving instructors

The Best Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

The state of Virginia requires driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA to be licensed by the Virginia DMV to provide classroom driver's education and/or behind-the-wheel training.   Driving school instructors are required by the DMV to have a minimum of five years driving experience and a valid driver's license with no more than 6 points against it, plus either six hours of college instruction in driver's ed or a valid Virginia teaching license with a driver education endorsement.

But the state license for driving schools is no guarantee that any particular behind-the-wheel driving school or driver's ed instructor in Richmond VA Area VA is doing business ethically, providing real value, or satisfying students.

This makes it all the more significant that all schools for behind the wheel driving lessons in Richmond VA Area VA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction with their driving instruction, good complaint record, verified state license, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

The Need for Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA

Driving schools in Richmond VA Area are important because driving is legally considered a privilege, is a skill, and is inherently dangerous. With proper driving instructors, human error can be reduced. There are some good driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA that can give driving lessons in Richmond VA Area VA as well as instruct  on additional driving safety techniques and driving skills.

The Best Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA Not Only Teach, They Raise Driving Safety Awareness
Teen driving school, driving instruction, driving lessons, driver's ed-no matter what you call it, we are all better for having been through it. Whether you need to brush up after being a passenger for a long time or you've got a teen that is ready for the ultimate symbol of independence, driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA offer a wide variety of services.

To prepare for a learner's permit or driver's license test, there are two stages to the driving lessons. The MVD-licensed driving instructors provide classroom instruction to familiarize you with the rules of driving and the road, licensing and registration protocol, and accident causes and prevention. Following instruction, students might be shown an example of the MVD test to gauge what the student has learned.

Behind-the-wheel Driver Training in Richmond VA Area VA

Many driving instructors will pick you up at your location for behind-the-wheel driving lessons in Richmond VA Area VA. The driving instructors teach the student about driving awareness, defensive driving skills, and the principles of inertia and momentum. The student driver learns about vision and motor coordination, maintaining space, changing lanes, smooth operation of the controls, judging their speed, and safe merging techniques.

The driving instructors in Richmond VA Area give thorough tutorials on parking as well, including parallel parking, diagonal parking, and perpendicular parking. After a thorough understanding of the basics is established, student drivers might get to apply these new skills in different settings around Richmond VA Area, such as urban driving, country driving, and freeway driving. When student drivers display sufficient skill, the driving instructors can even simulate an MVD driving test. Alternately, if you only need your driving skills refreshed after an absence behind the wheel, driving schools in Richmond VA Area offer practice tests for "brush-ups"-a great way to be certain of your skill level before heading to the MVD.

Some driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA might accommodate student drivers with physical or cognitive disabilities as well. And don't be nervous - the best driving instructors at driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA are extremely patient.

Some Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these driving driving instructors and driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA: . Other driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA that might still be in business include: .

 

Questions To Ask Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA

Ask these questions of driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA regarding their experience, methods, and success rate:

• How long have they been giving driving lessons in Richmond VA Area VA specifically?

• Will the driving instructor pick you up at your particular residence or will you have to meet them somewhere?

• Approximately how many other students like you do they teach each month, example, first time teen driver versus adult drivng lessons?

• Will the driving school give you customer names and numbers  you can call as references? (All driving instructors in Richmond VA Area VA bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called  by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do they do behind-the-wheel driving lessons only, or do they also provide classroom driving instruction?

• If they do only behind-the-wheel drivers training, do they provide some kind of discount or special arrangement for you with a third party for the written driving exam instruction?

• What is the pass/fail rate of the driving school?

• How long has the specific driving instructor you will be learning from been giving driving lessons?

• Can the driving school prove that all the driving instructor sent to you is legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Will your driving lessons be in a modern car, and what is the make, model, and year?

• Are there any special safety measures to the car used for the driving lessons, such as a passenger-side brake?

• Will the driving school show you proof of insurance for your protection? have active workers' compensation and general liability insurance for your protection? (All driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Will the driving school allow you as a parent to ride along for your teen's driving lesson if you choose?

• How long is each driving lesson and how many will there be?

• What is the cancellation and rescheduling policy at the driving school?

When you've chosen the best driving school in Richmond VA Area VA for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are licensed by the Virginia DMV as driving instructors since that is required by law.  (All driving schools in Richmond VA Area VA bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license for driving instructors verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

Resources About Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA

The following is a list of associations, regulatory agencies, and publications related to driving school and driver's ed in Richmond VA Area VA:

Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Related To Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA

AAA American Automobile Association www.aaa.com
AAA Mid-Atlantic www.midatlantic.aaa.com
ADED Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists www.driver-ed.org
ADTSEA American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association www.adtsea.iup.edu/nssp
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CVTA Commercial Vehicle Training Association www.cvta.org
DIA Driving Instructors Association www.driving.org
DSAA Driving School Association of the Americas www.thedsaa.org
MAPTDA Mid-Atlantic Professional Truck Drivers Association www.maptda.com
NIDB National Institute for Driver Behavior www.nidb.org
NDTI National Driver Training Institute www.usdrivertraining.com
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration www.nhtsa.dot.gov
NSC National Safety Council www.nsc.org
PLAN Provisional License Action Network www.teensanddriving.org
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles www.dmv.state.va.us

Media Relevant to Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA

Car and Driver
Driving Magazine
Inside Driving Magazine

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Driving Schools in Richmond VA Area VA within the following zip codes:

23113, 23223, 23231, 23249, 23298, 23112, 23222, 23230, 23242, 23294, 23221, 23229, 23238, 23288, 23838, 23220, 23228, 23237, 23284, 23836, 23219, 23227, 23236, 23261, 23834, 23218, 23226, 23235, 23260, 23832, 23150, 23225, 23234, 23255, 23831, 23114, 23224, 23233, 23250, 23803, 23075, 23060, 23059 and 23058

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Driver's Ed in Richmond VA Area VA within the following cities:

Bon Air, Brandermill, Chester, Manchester, Meadowbrook, Midlothian, Bermuda district, Clover Hill district, Dale district, Matoaca district, Glen Allen, Highland Springs, Lakeside, Laurel, Short Pump, Tuckahoe, Varina district, Brookland district, Fairfield district, Three Chopt district, Richmond, Downtown Richmond, Shockoe Bottom, Shockoe Hill, Church Hill, Monroe Ward, West End, North Side, East End, Southside, Newtowne West, Jackson Ward, Fan, Chestnut Hill-Plateau, Barton Heights, Hobby Hill, Woodland Heights, Fawnbrook, Broad Rock, Cherry Gardens and Cullenwood